The mission of 360U Softball is to EMPOWER softball athletes with the developmental skills, resources and confidence needed to thrive on and off the softball diamond.
The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.
How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?
Working with our SCORE mentor has taught us how to wear every single hat in our business. Thru Jim we have found direction for ALL business functions including payroll, marketing, taxes, the hiring process, asset management, legal questions, sustainable grown, planning, and many other things. Jim does not simply give us a quick answer, he is extremely thorough and has encouraged us to understand the functions and processes of all of aspects of our business, versus just outsourcing tasks. Jim, our mentor, has been 100% supportive of us and has encouraged us to believe that the sky is the limit for our business. There is just no way we would be where we are today in our 3rd year of business experience rapid growth without our SCORE mentor.
Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.
During 2017, our first full year of operation, we had over 1500 athlete registrations for our 360 lessons. In 2018 based on current registrations, we are projecting to increase the young women we work with to over 4000 athlete registrations. Our revenue from 2016 to 2017 has gone up almost 200% to just over $76,000. We went from leasing a number of different sporting facilities, parks, and fields on a day to day basis to signing a lease for our own 360U headquarters in June/2017, 3 years ahead of projection. We have zero debt and have no loans outstanding. In the next year we plan to increase our reach by offering a subscription based web-based instructional forum to reach athletes across the country, along with creating a DVD/CD package.